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Beating the Benoni
Compiled by yiotta
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Karpov vs Topalov, 2002 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Lputian vs D Norwood, 1986 
(A66) Benoni, 27 moves, 1-0

Great fight. I thought White was lost.
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Hort vs Judit Polgar, 1987 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Nc3 before c4; Q sac, everything for the advancers!
Khalifman vs Ermenkov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 1-0

How to play against the Czech Benoni
Najdorf vs Panno, 1963 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Maybe unsound, but FUN !
V Malinin vs V Savinov, 1988 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

Do NOT play the Benko vs. Malinin; stunning game
V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Caruana vs Nakamura, 2014 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

Why do I love to see Larsen crushed?
Portisch vs Larsen, 1972 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

A really nice sacrificial mating combo.
Mamedyarov vs B Galstian, 2002 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Benoni declined.
V Zvjaginsev vs Topalov, 1995 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 48 moves, 1-0

Capa keeps the opening simple.
Capablanca vs J Mieses, 1913 
(A43) Old Benoni, 26 moves, 1-0

16 year old Garry !
Kasparov vs E Torre, 1980 
(A43) Old Benoni, 57 moves, 1-0

Who says draws can't be fun?
Portisch vs Kasparov, 1981 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov! Just plain brilliant!
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0

"Warning:may cause Emory loss."
Yermolinsky vs E Tate, 2001 
(A43) Old Benoni, 9 moves, 1-0

An Alekhine brilliancy.
Alekhine vs Levenfish, 1912 
(A43) Old Benoni, 19 moves, 1-0

Another way to play
V Kovacevic vs R Henley, 1982 
(A43) Old Benoni, 43 moves, 1-0

What a zugzwang!
Podgaets vs M Dvoretsky, 1974 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Carlsen: the Benoni is a bad opening
Carlsen vs E Inarkiev, 2014 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 56 moves, 1-0

Note the 10.Rb1 idea
Potkin vs D Brandenburg, 2008 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

Wish I'd played it!
Vaganian vs A Planinc, 1975 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

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